Flow Cytometry Technician (Técnico Titulado Superior)
The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (F.S.P) – CNIC, is a public research institute dedicated to excellence in cardiovascular research and to translating new knowledge into real improvements in clinical practice. This modern building is equipped with the latest scientific equipment, including state-of-the-art Flow cytometry technology, and a comprehensive research-support infrastructure.
The CNIC is considering applications for a Flow Cytometry Technician position to work under supervision of Dra. Maria Montoya within the CNIC research infrastructure of the Cellomics Unit (UC) (https://www.cnic.es/en/investigacion/cellomics). The position focuses on supporting users in both analytic and sorting cytometry. The position will cover the afternoon-evening shift (working hours from 13.00 to 20.30 pm).
- Operate the sorters installed in the UC cytometry laboratory (currently a 6-laser BDFACSAria SORP, a 4-laser Sony Biotechnology SY3200 and a 2-laser Sony Biotechnology SY3200).
- Provide support in the use of flow cytometry analytic instruments (currently two 3-laser FACSCanto II, a 4-laser BD LSRFortessa and a 3-laser Sony Biotechnology Spectral SP6800).
- Provide troubleshooting and simple repairs of analytic cytometry and sorting equipment.
- Participate in the execution of the preventive maintenance and calibration planfor analytic cytometry and sorting equipment.
- Participate in the UC training plan, by delivering lectures in courses and disseminating procedures and methods among users.
- Provide support in flow cytometry-based technologies (experimental design, multi-parameter data analysis, cytometer set-up, etc.).
We are looking for a Flow Cytometry Technician with extensive knowledge of analytical and sorting flow cytometry technics. The ideal candidate must be highly motivated, have good organizational skills and be able to work in a team with a good level of English.
- Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or Medicine.
- At least three years of experience in Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Laboratories.
- Experience and independence in the use of cell sorters, both flow cell and jet-in-air based instruments (BDFACSAria II and Sy3200 is a plus).
- Experience in the use, maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical flow cytometers (BDLSR Fortessa and BDFACSCanto II is a plus).
- Knowledge of cytometry analysis software (FlowJo and FCS Express).
- Knowledge of spectral flow cytometry (SonyBiotechnology SP6800 is a plus).
- Knowledge of multicolor panel design.
- Publication record on the relevant technical areas.
- Incorporation into a growing Research Center of international scientific relevance.
- Integration into a multidisciplinary team, in an excellent scientific environment.
- Access to a modern infrastructure and advanced technologies.
- Significant possibilities for personal development.
- Permanent contract (The coverage of the position through a permanent contract is subject to the mandatory authorization of the Ministerio de Hacienda y Administraciones Públicas).
Selection plan: Only those candidates who reach the score of 70 points in the sum of the valuable requirements (C1 – C6) will be interviewed and the candidate with the highest final score will be hired (if greater than 85 points) (C1 – C7).
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